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Press Release: ByWater Solutions [April 23, 2024]

ByWater Solutions announces April 2024 Community Giveback winner

Each month, ByWater Solutions selects one library to be awarded $500. These funds are meant to support libraries and their communities and fill gaps in funding to further library goals.

We are excited to announce our April 2024 winner of the ByWater Community Giveback, Literacy Connects in Arizona!

The funds will be used to support the purchase of books to enhance the library's collection and to be used for the Reading Seed program. Literacy Connects' Reading Seed program offers an innovative solution mobilizing the community to provide individualized, research-based mentoring to K-3 students in under-resourced, local schools. Every week throughout the school year, Reading Seed volunteers work one-to-one with children who are chosen by their schools as most likely to benefit from the program.

Debra Winstead, Assistant Librarian at Literacy Connects, commented:

The goals of the program are for children to increase reading proficiency, to develop healthy identities as readers and learners, and ultimately to positively impact third grade reading levels. With funds from ByWater Solutions, we would purchase quality, developmentally and culturally appropriate books to enhance our Library's collection."

About Literacy Connects

Literacy Connects was founded in 2011 through the merger of five well-established Pima County literacy organizations brought together under the vision that everyone thrives when literacy and creativity are valued, supported, and accessible to all. Collectively, our programs have more than 100 years of experience providing quality literacy services in Southern Arizona. The core values that guide our organizational direction are equity and social justice, creativity and imagination, collaborative relationships, joy, and transformational learning.

Learn more here: https://literacyconnects.org/

About the ByWater Community Giveback

We will select one library a month to donate $500 to their Non-profit 501c3 organization such as Friends of the Library, Library Foundation, or other funding entity. These funds are meant to support libraries and their communities and fill gaps in funding to further library goals. We LOVE libraries. Our team is made up of librarians and library fanatics. We're always looking for ways to give back and create opportunities where we can to support libraries. This is a small token of thanks for all the hard work libraries do in their communities every day.

Learn More About the Program and How to Apply.

If you have more questions, please contact: Outreach@bywatersolutions.com

About ByWater Solutions

ByWater Solutions is a full service, high-quality Open Source support and implementation company dedicated to providing libraries with a lower cost, more advanced level of support for their systems than a traditional proprietary solution can offer. ByWater Solutions has a proven track record in the first-rate implementation and support services with library systems of all sizes for the Koha ILS, Aspen Discovery, Folio LSP, Coral ERM, and Libki PC Management.

Our highly ranked, comprehensive support is what sets our company apart from any other vendor in the industry. Partnering with ByWater Solutions not only lowers the cost of implementation and maintenance of OSS but more importantly empowers libraries by giving them the flexibility and freedom they deserve. For more information please visit https://bywatersolutions.com.


Summary: Each month, ByWater Solutions selects one library to be awarded $500. These funds are meant to support libraries and their communities and fill gaps in funding to further library goals. The April 2024 winner of the ByWater Community Giveback, Literacy Connects in Arizona. The funds will be used to support the purchase of books to enhance the library's collection and to be used for the Reading Seed program. Literacy Connects' Reading Seed program offers an innovative solution mobilizing the community to provide individualized, research-based mentoring to K-3 students in under-resourced, local schools. Every week throughout the school year, Reading Seed volunteers work one-to-one with children who are chosen by their schools as most likely to benefit from the program.
Publication Year:2024
Type of Material:Press Release
LanguageEnglish
Date Issued:April 23, 2024
Publisher:ByWater Solutions
Company: ByWater Solutions
Permalink: https://librarytechnology.org/pr/30003/bywater-solutions-announces-april-2024-community-giveback-winner

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